ICCJ Mourns Death of its Honorary President Victor Goldbloom

Deborah Weissman | 01.03.2016

17.02.2016 - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. Victor Goldbloom, of Montreal, Canada, a former President of the ICCJ and one of our Honorary Presidents. … [more]

Francis visits the Great Synagogue of Rome

Vatican Information Service | 01.02.2016

Vatican City, 17 January 2016 (VIS) – Yesterday, following in the footsteps of St. John Paul II and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Pope Francis visited the Great Synagogue of Rome to greet the Jewish community of the capital, the longest-established in the world. … [more]

Groundbreaking Orthodox Rabbinic Statement on Christianity

JCR | 01.01.2016

December 7, 2015. For the first time since the Second Vatican Council changed Christian teachings toward Judaism and the Jewish people 50 years ago, a group of Orthodox rabbis have issued a public statement advocating partnership with Christians and appreciating the religious value of Christianity. … [more]

Presentation of the document “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable”

Vatican Information Service | 01.01.2016

Vatican City, 10 December 2015 (VIS) - “The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable: a Reflection on Theological Questions Pertaining to Catholic–Jewish Relations on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of 'Nostra Aetate' (No. 4)” is the title of the document published by the Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, presented this morning in the Holy See Press Office. … [more]

“Religion, Peace and Violence” is theme for Christian-Muslim meeting in Geneva

Peter Kenny | 01.12.2015

19 November 2015. Mere days after terror attacks in Beirut and Paris, the theme of an interfaith meeting of Christians and Muslims at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on “Religion, Peace and Violence” was entirely appropriate, said participants. … [more]

ICCJ Mourns the Passing of Pastor Armin Ihle

Eva Schulz-Jander | 01.11.2015

The International Council of Christians and Jews joins in mourning the death of Pastor Armin Ihle, for several periods co-chair of our Uruguayan member organization, the Confraternidad Judeo-Cristiana. … [more]

Interreligious audience in St. Peter's Square on the 50th anniversary of the conciliar declaration “Nostra Aetate”

Vatican Information Service | 01.11.2015

Vatican City, 28 October 2015 (VIS) – This week's general audience was held on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican Council II Declaration “Nostra Aetate” on the relations between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions. … [more]

Pontiff Makes Historic Visit to Philadelphia‘s Jesuit University

Saint Joseph's University | 01.10.2015

PHILADELPHIA (27Sept2015; Press Release) – Pope Francis made a stop at Saint Joseph’s University today, greeting campus officials, student and religious leaders, and visiting the newly dedicated statue, “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time.” … [more]

Mazal Tov! Four Rabbis Ordained and One Cantor Invested in Bielefeld, Germany

World Union for Progressive Judaism | 01.10.2015

On August 31, 2015, Bielefeld hosted its first ordination of Reform rabbis as well as the investiture of a cantor, at a ceremony in the Beit Tikva Synagogue. … [more]

International Council of Christians and Jews Welcomed to Vatican by Pope Francis

Murray Watson, ICCJ Communications Officer | 01.09.2015

02.07.2015 (ROME) In a historic gathering in the Vatican earlier today, Pope Francis welcomed more than 250 Jewish and Christian leaders from the International Council of Christians and Jews. The Pope met with them to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the ground-breaking Vatican II declaration “Nostra Aetate,” which opened up new horizons in the Catholic Church’s approach to interfaith relations. … [more]